The Multilateralist

Morning multilateralism, Nov. 5

IMF insists that the United States needs a "credible plan" to cut deficits and notes that Fed monetary expansionism will increase capital flows to developing world. NATO experts consider shrinking defense budgets; meanwhile, leftist politicians plan an alternative NATO summit. Charlemagne worries about the power of European constitutional court judges. EU border guards arrive to ...

IMF insists that the United States needs a "credible plan" to cut deficits and notes that Fed monetary expansionism will increase capital flows to developing world.

NATO experts consider shrinking defense budgets; meanwhile, leftist politicians plan an alternative NATO summit.

Charlemagne worries about the power of European constitutional court judges.

EU border guards arrive to stem flow of immigrants into Greece.

Mutual, I’m sure: Belarus’s Lukashenko can’t imagine his country in the EU.

Irony watch: China accuses the United States of reverting to age of "planned economies."  Brazil is also peeved at U.S. monetary policy and will have words with Washington at the G-20; meanwhile, big business wants the G-20 to pressure China on rare earth exports.

Conference call: the P5 + 1 talk about next steps on Iran.

International contact group on Somalia piracy meets — in Copenhagen.

OECD reveals that its information system was hacked.

Organization of American States tries to mediate Nicaragua-Costa Rica dispute.

IMF insists that the United States needs a "credible plan" to cut deficits and notes that Fed monetary expansionism will increase capital flows to developing world.

NATO experts consider shrinking defense budgets; meanwhile, leftist politicians plan an alternative NATO summit.

Charlemagne worries about the power of European constitutional court judges.

EU border guards arrive to stem flow of immigrants into Greece.

Mutual, I’m sure: Belarus’s Lukashenko can’t imagine his country in the EU.

Irony watch: China accuses the United States of reverting to age of "planned economies."  Brazil is also peeved at U.S. monetary policy and will have words with Washington at the G-20; meanwhile, big business wants the G-20 to pressure China on rare earth exports.

Conference call: the P5 + 1 talk about next steps on Iran.

International contact group on Somalia piracy meets — in Copenhagen.

OECD reveals that its information system was hacked.

Organization of American States tries to mediate Nicaragua-Costa Rica dispute.

David Bosco is an associate professor at Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies. He is the author of books on the U.N. Security Council and the International Criminal Court, and is at work on a new book about governance of the oceans. Twitter: @multilateralist

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